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Removal of AAP advisers a tactic to divert attention from cash crunch, rapes: Raghav Chadha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

leader said today that his removal as an to the government, along with eight others, was a tactic to divert the people's attention from the incidents of and the cash crunch in ATMs and banks in some parts of the country.

"Impressive diversionary tactics by the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs), at the behest of BJP. To divert attention from spate of rapes, cash crunch, etc., an opportune time to rake up non-issues with like retrospective sacking for a post I held for 45 days in 2016 for a paltry sum of Rs 2.50," Chadha tweeted.

Chadha, who is a chartered accountant, was appointed as an to Deputy from January 16 to March 31 2016 to "use his talent" in preparation of the budget.

A former of the AAP, Chadha is a known to be close to both and Sisodia.

According to an order issued by the government, the MHA had written in its letter that the posts of advisers are not in the list of posts approved for the ministers and the of

Appointment of nine advisers was accordingly cancelled.

Among the eight other advisers whose appointment has been cancelled are Amardeep Tiwari (to law minister), Arunodya Prakash (to deputy chief minister), and Atishi Marlena (to deputy chief minister).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 00:00 IST